Linda grew up in Kendall Park, NJ with her mother Dorothy, the ‘lunch lady’, her father Louis, a pharmaceutical bio-chemist and her sister Laura, who is now a communications and marketing professional. Linda’s passion for art, design and people behaviors, drove her to pursue careers in fine art, advertising and organizational design, while embracing the latest technology since 650mb of RAM was a really big deal. Seriously, it used to be a really big deal.
Linda is recognized for keen business, entrepreneurial, organizational and process insights, with exceptional human centered design problem-solving skills that inspire multidisciplinary teams to bring concepts to reality and creating amazing experiences for world-wide brands. Self-motivated and results driven, Linda focuses on agile methodologies, design thinking, empathy and life-long learning in the ever-changing world in which people live, work and play. (I have to rewrite this and give a quick examples of a projects like designing the first Skittles Nascar, creating the first UX workshops for TechGirls and Philadelphia University.
Nick Floro is a co-founder and chief learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 28 years of experience developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and expertise to teach, inspire, and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He works with start-ups to large organizations to help teams to develop innovative solutions to support audiences reaching millions of learners.